A dose of heavy rain has delivered flash and urban flooding problems at the end of the week in the mid-Atlantic and around Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
A front responsible for torrential rainfall in Texas will joined with tropical moisture from the Atlantic late in the week.
As corridor of moisture pivots through the area into Friday midday, the rainfall produced could be heavy enough to cause additional incidents of flash and urban flooding, along with significant travel delays and disruptions to outdoor activities.
During Friday afternoon and Saturday, the bulk of the showers and thunderstorms will have shifted to the north and east. Travel conditions will improve locally.
A storm in the upper levels of the atmosphere will bring slightly cooler-than-average temperatures over the weekend. Temperatures typically range from a low in the lower 50s to a high in the middle 70s.
Much of Saturday will be free of rain for the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico.
For folks heading to the track, or attending ball games, graduations and weddings, chilly air aloft associated with the storm could bring brief very spotty showers, during the afternoon and evening hours Saturday and Sunday.
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Beyond Puerto Rico, Maria will have a direct hit on parts of the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos to end the week.
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A significant improvement in the weather is expected to begin on Thursday.
The cool, wet weather that has plagued much of the United Kingdom this month will continue this week.